Legislative News

2024 Legislative Updates

2024 is an election year—be sure to vote in the NC primary on March 5.  Use this link to find your district and Legislators https://www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators.  All 5 nurses that are currently in the Legislature are running for reelection:  Sen. Gale Adcock and Reps. Donna White, Carla Cunningham, Diamond Staton-Williams and Diane Wheatley.  Jamie Bowles is running for Senate as well. 
Events coming up include:
  • 2/27 NCNA Legislative Update (virtual)
  • 4/30 Restart of Tuesday Volunteers at the General Assembly 
  • 5/21 Nurses Night at the Legislature 
More information about registering for these events can be found at: https://ncnurses.org
The SAVE act is still alive and has continued to gain momentum, especially with the passage and initiation of Medicaid Expansion.  
Joining NCNA is the best way to have your voice heard as a nurse in North Carolina!  Please feel free to reach out with any questions.


Legislative News

FULL PRACTICE LEGISLATION - What? Why don't we have it in NC? When/How will this change?

View NAPNAP past-president Mary Chesney's presentation about Minnesota's recent success (and long-term efforts) with full practice legislation.  

The Minnesota Story_NAPNAP_CHPLC_Chesney_Dec2014.pdf

What Does Advocacy Mean for Me??

A first step in 'being involved in advocacy' can simply mean - staying informed!
check out this site for up-to-date information about legislative issues that are important to you as a health care provider and child advocate!
We ARE advocates for children! We should be involved! Consider helping your legislators and the public to understand these talking-points about nurse practitioners:

•           Nurse Practitioners are highly qualified health care providers who undergo rigorous educational preparation that enables them to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness as well as provide preventive care to their patients.

•           Nurse Practitioners provide expert health care for infants, children, and adults in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, primary care clinics, schools, community health centers, workplaces, and homes.

•           Nurse Practitioners provide high quality, cost effective, patient-centered and personalized health care

If you think you would like to learn more about advocacy please contact NC NAPNAP Legislative Chair: Malinda Teague, DNP, APRN, CPNP -  Malinda.teague@duke.edu